We would like to keep you informed of new developments in relation to conditioned growing and greenhouse roof systems in general and BOAL Systems and our activities in particular. The most recent messages can be found below.
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From now on loading and unloading goods at the Fultonstraat 3, 's-Gravenzande
From this moment on the loading and unloading of all goods, incoming and outgoing to our customers, suppliers, transport partners, mail order companies et cetera, will be done at the Fultonstraat 3. This means drivers have to report here and no longer at the Marie Curiestraat. Our logistic colleagues are there for you!
The full address is Fultonstraat 3, 2691 HA 's-Gravenzande. Our office does not move and is, as usual, located at Marie Curiestaat 3, 2691 HC 's-Gravenzande (and will stay here). This location remains our office and mailing address.
The finishing touches of the new constructed factory, logistics department and warehouse are currently done. An important point of this new construction is the improvement and streamlining of both incoming and outgoing logistic flows. Together with more capacity (access doors, cranes), and surface area, BOAL Systems realises beter, more efficient and safer service for customers and suppliers.
OK Plant wins silver AIPH award
On Tuesday January 24th, OK Plant, growing in a modern BOAL greenhouse, received the silver award at the International Grower of the Year Award (AIPH). This grower of orchids and several flowering seasonal products has been honoured by the jury for their innovative, trend setting and passion offering the best service in their high quality products wrapped in beautiful cases.
Have a look here for more information on the website of the AIPH.
Happy new year!
We would like to inform you that BOAL Systems will be closed from the 24th of December until the 1st of January.
In case you do need to receive our products or quotations right after the Holidays, please coordinate these requests with one of our employees quickly (please note that deliveries from our suppliers are subject to delays as well).
On behalf of all BOAL Systems employees we would like to thank you for your business in 2018 and wish you a great Holiday season.
Newcomer Bayern München wins 5th edition BOAL International U14 Tournament
In the final played on Sunday, the South Germans took the penalty set just a bit better than their compatriots from Borussia Dortmund. After the final ended in a 1-1 draw, Bayern scored the 7th penalty and won the lottery at the end.
The tournament started on Friday afternoon. The participants from all corners of the world were able to find the Juliana Sportpark and three group matches were played on that day. The first cautious conclusions regarding the mutual balance of strength could already be mentioned.
On Saturday, another 3 poule rounds were played and it became clear which teams had the chance to a high ranking. For example, FC 's-Gravenzande won in group A - as agreed they played with their U15 team - their first points and the Danish Brøndby IF passed leader Bayern München at the end of the day. Ajax played quite disappointing and did not have a chance to reach the final. In group B Borussia Dortmund showed their skills at the first game and PSV followed three points behind. For the regular "BOAL tournament visitors" Chelsea FC and Feyenoord it would be difficult to come closer because of a gap of points.
On Sunday morning the sports park was bathing in a little sunshine; a single round was played. In group A Bayern München qualified for the cross-final by defeating direct competitor Brøndby IF 1-0. PSV and Borussia Dortmund ended equally in points, so they both could play the cross final. By a 1-0 victory of Borussia Dortmund over Brøndby IF, the yellow blacks qualified for the final. Bayern Munich needed penalty kicks in their cross final against PSV, which ended in 1-1, but took it better than the Eindhoven, so there was a 100% German final, with Bayern Munich as the tournament winner. A name that fits well in the list of previous winners of this beautiful tournament: Feyenoord (2014), Chelsea FC (2015), Bayer 04 Leverkusen (2016) and Borussia Dortmund (2017).
Kawasaki Frontale won the Fair Play Trophy, Dawid Radzinski of the Polish Zaglebie Lubin was named best goalkeeper of the tournament and Matteo Schablas of Bayern Munich won the prize for the best player of the tournament.
The full final tournament ranking
1. Bayern München (GER)
2. Borussia Dortmund (GER)
3. Brøndby IF (DEN)
4. PSV (NED)
5. Zaglebie Lubin (POL)
6. Feyenoord (NED)
7. Chelsea FC (ENG)
8. AZ Alkmaar (NED)
9. Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
10. AFC Ajax (NED)
11. Club Brugge (BEL)
12. ADO Den Haag (NED)
13. Kawasaki Frontale (JAP)
14. Sparta (NED)
15. FC ’s-Gravenzande (NED)
16. Burnley FC (ENG)
24 - 26 August: BOAL International U14 Tournament
The organisation of the BOAL International U14 Tournament at FC 's-Gravenzande finalized this year’s list of competitors. Next to the home team, the youngsters of well-known European teams FC Bayern München, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Feyenoord and PSV will show their skills from 24 to 26 August (week 34). Will you be there?
Next to these favorites, the teams of the Belgian Club Brugge, the English Burnley, the Danish Bröndby IF, the Japanese Kawasaki Frontale, the German team of Bayer Leverkusen and the Polish Zaglebie Lubin will play for the title. From The Netherlands AZ, ADO Den Haag and Sparta will be there as well.
The first edition of the 3-day tournament in 2014 was won by Feyenoord. In 2015 Chelsea was the winner, 2016 was for Bayer Leverkusen. Last year Borussia Dortmund became the winner of the tournament.
For more information look here.
"Join us again!" Plume for BOAL Systems and language course certificates for adults
On Wednesday, July 4th, BOAL Systems received the 'Join us again! Plume 2018’. The annual award is intended for an organisation or person who has made a special effort to tackle local low literacy.
This year the award goes to BOAL, because according to the jury we "make a positive contribution to promote literacy among the employees." BOAL offers lessons in 'Language on the work floor' at BOAL in 's-Gravenzande. "BOAL motivates employees and enables them to participate in a language course, which is a good example for other companies and employers." HR Director Wim 't Hart, together with one of the employees, received the prize joyfully and proudly.
BOAL Systems on GreenTech 2018
From 12 till 14 June, BOAL Systems participated at the busy international GreenTech fair in Amsterdam. This event was held for the third time and is the leading worldwide show for greenhouse technology.
Lots of visitors around the globe went to see the BOAL stand and got up to date about the latest aluminium greenhouse systems suitable for glass, poly and F-Clean® covers and company developments. Next to that, the new Daylight Greenhouse® could be seen in the stand, which attracted the eye of the visitors!
BOAL staff improve their Dutch language
Bregje van der Meer (45) is a teacher at Taal + school. She mainly focuses on the Horti Campus in the Westland area, but she also does something special: she is a teacher of Dutch language on the workplace, so on location. Bregje teaches a group of 11 men to speak, write and listen in Dutch. The work is often quite heavy, but they always go to class. The men come from Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe and from team leader to performer, they mix in class. The atmosphere is fine and the hierarchy of the workplace falls away.
They all want the same thing: learn Dutch better. And so far, it is successful due to the circumstances they learn within working hours, on location and facilitated by the company. There will be 2.5 hours of teaching once a week from 14.45-17.15 hours. The day and evening teams meet during the lesson; the day shift stays an hour longer and the evening shift comes an hour earlier. The goal is that the students grow from A2 to B1 and learn to read, listen, write and speak in Dutch.
And so far, it is a big success!